Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church.

Sunday, Aug. 29 What Lutheran traditions are most important and influential in your life? Where did they originate, and what is their significance in your congregation? Ask God to open our hearts and minds to reflect on the purpose and impact of our traditions and practices and whether they help us honor God’s will and deepen our faith or distract us from enriching our faith and practicing openness and hospitality.

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